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Poster: SactownTom Date: Oct 23, 2006 2:46pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: local radio 88.5 wxpn is counting down top

Dave Alvin (of The Blasters) does a great version of Loser on his recent release "West of the West". It's an album of covers from California songwriters. It's a great record with a cool doo-wop rendition of Surfer Girl. The Loser is a pretty faithful rendition with a short but ripping solo. Once at a show one of my buddies yellled out "Dark Star!", and Dave's response was "don't tempt us with the Dark Star". Then he and his band did some fairly Dead-like noodling that went right into the next tune.